Hounds look to get back on track
by: Chase Allgood Lindsey Lumley helped the Greyhounds trounce the Vernonia Loggers last Monday night in Gaston.

After starting last week by drubbing Vernonia, the Gaston girls basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a lopsided score.

The Hounds rolled to a 59-28 win over the Loggers on Monday and then lost to Riverdale 48-37 on Thursday before being overmatched in a 60-24 loss to Portland Christian High on Saturday.

'We ran into a buzz saw on Saturday,' Gaston girls coach Erik Lentz says.

The girls began this week with a 35-33 loss to OSAA Class 1A Perrydale. On Tuesday, the Hounds (8-8) were slated to play Faith Bible at Forest Hills Lutheran and travel to Neah-Kah-Nie on Thursday.

Despite the recent losses, Lentz remains confident that the Hounds, currently in third place in the Northwest League, can make the OSAA Class 2A playoffs.

'We still think we have a shot to finish in the top three in our league and end up in the state tournament,' Lentz says. 'But, we've got to take care of business.'

The Gaston High boys basketball team (9-6) also went 1-2 last week, losing a 52-51 heartbreaker to Vernonia on Monday. They then bounced back with a 61-41 win over Riverdale High on Thursday before falling 51-40 to Portland Christian High on Saturday.

This week, the Hounds will take on Faith Bible High at Forest Hills Lutheran on Tuesday and travel to Neah-Kah-Nie High on Thursday.

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